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If you plan on doing serious CPU intensive stuff, and a good amount of gaming, then the i5 will certainly have a much better spot for you.

If you're just doing basic tasks, then get an Athlon quad even. Even that is ENOUGH for most gaming. Plus you'll save a ton of cash by doing so. You could use that saved money to get a SSD, which will DEFINITELY bring your "everyday" tasks up to speed.
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Don't buy either. Wait for Bulldozer. If Bulldozer isn't as great as hyped, buy the 2500 for cheap.
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EDIT: INB4 OP asked which one. If OP asked whether to buy a Celeron or P4, would you pick either one? No, suck it. You'd tell him to buy a newer processor.
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I have had enough of these xxx CPU bottlenecking certain game threads rolleyes.gif
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You dont need 'realistic' benchmarks. The 2500 will beat the AMD in pretty much everything that can be measured.

The 2500k is a better CPU. The 955 is cheaper. If your just facebooking, browsing, playing SC2 then get the cheaper option. The 2500k will carry you further though.

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Originally Posted by jackbrennan2008;13328179 
You dont need 'realistic' benchmarks. The 2500 will beat the AMD in pretty much everything that can be measured.

The 2500k is a better CPU. The 955 is cheaper. If your just facebooking, browsing, playing SC2 then get the cheaper option. The 2500k will carry you further though.

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Phenom performance in SC2 is weak because the game is coded for 2 cores. If he wants high FPS in SC2, he'll need an i5.

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Originally Posted by B!0HaZard;13328194 
Phenom performance in SC2 is weak because the game is coded for 2 cores. If he wants high FPS in SC2, he'll need an i5.

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I know that, but gaming at 80 fps or 130 fps wont impact his gaming experience. Like i said, the 2500 will beat the amd in anything that can be measured, but just becuase the 2500 can push more frames doesnt mean the game wont run on a Phenom II.

Lets face it, if money wasnt a concern why would he even ask the question?

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I know that, but gaming at 80 fps or 130 fps wont impact his gaming experience. Like i said, the 2500 will beat the amd in anything that can be measured, but just becuase the 2500 can push more frames doesnt mean the game wont run on a Phenom II.

Lets face it, if money wasnt a concern why would he even ask the question?

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Only if he was new around here.
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You sure are making a lot of excuses of why you bought the wrong hardware. Do you REALLY think you should be recommending anything to anyone with that fail of a sig rig?

I didn't buy this hardware.

The only thing that is "fail" about my rig is the 3 year old GPU and I've already explained my situation. To be quite honest, I don't even know why I'm explaining myself to someone who is so rude and obnoxious. My system is not the subject of this thread.

It's almost a damn fact that the Sandy Bridge CPU's trounce any AMD offering, including the X6's, in all benchmarks. If the OP is using a HD6870, or whatever, he'll still see better performance with the Sandy Bridge CPU's. End of discussion.

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Benchmark performed on a GTX280. The OP asked if it's worth the extra money and the answer is a resounding yes.

Now, the choice lies with the OP as to whether they want to spend more on the rest of their system, or to grab a SB CPU. I'd ALWAYS want to get the better components, but my budget would dictate what I can and cannot do.
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i'm so sorry for starting this post.....
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i'm so sorry for starting this post.....

It's not your fault man. It turns out this way whenever Intel and Amd are mentioned in the same breath.
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